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Description: Sharply divergent climate change policies on opposite sides of the Atlantic are setting off political fireworks as European environmental regulators prepare to extend their reach across the ocean. Starting Jan. 1, the European Union will require all carriers entering or leaving its airports to either reduce their emissions or pay a charge — whether the airline is United, Air France or Lufthansa.

Source:  NYTimes.com

Date: 07/27/2011

Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/business/energy-environment/us-air-carriers-brace-for-emissions-fees-in-europe.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the differences and similarities in the way governments are attempting to control airline carbon emissions.
  • Why is this important for the airlines, governments, and passengers?
  • How do you think the industry should deal with emissions?

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